Gauss is reported to have commented that if this formula was not immediately apparent to a student on being told it, the student would never be a first-class mathematician. "It is absolutely paradoxical; we cannot understand it, and we don't know what it means, but we have proved it, and therefore we know it must be the truth." - Benjamin [...]
A true hero in a sinking ship. It is so sad that this once mighty republic is going out with a whimper. I'd like to think we can turn it around and I'll go down in a rain of fire defending it, but it doesn't look real good. He brings up some interesting points, but the one I found downright scary is the nationalization of industries, because it [...]
Like Mark Draughn, I've been somewhat skeptical of Barry Cooper, the former drug cop turned pitchman for how-to-beat-the-cops videos. He comes off as more of a huckster than a principled whistle-blower, which I think does the good ideas he stands for (police reform) more harm than good. But damn... I have to hand it to him. This might be one [...]
Sneak preview of Amarok 2.0 excuse the horrible music selection.
You already know that with a little URL-hacking, you can skip to a certain time in YouTube clip embedded on your blog. Now you can do the same within the comments on a clip at the YouTube site. The TechCrunch blog describes how: To specify a point, append a tag to the end of your video link with the following syntax: “#t=1m45s” (you can [...]
Deuce is premiering next month on 2 separate occasions... The $5.00 Haircut, featuring Deuce Skurcenski, after the jump... (more…)
Video the Vote went to Jackson County, WV, in response to numerous reports of machine vote flipping. The local county clerk showed us the machines in question, but the demonstration left us with serious questions, as the machine continued to malfunction even after it was calibrated. (more…)
Itâ€™s a well known fact, the perfect time for bar staff to offer a new drink to their customers is when their glass is almost empty. So to help bar owners who have a surface table inside their establishment, Microsoft is currently working on experimental â€œSurfacewareâ€ that can detect how much liquid remains inside [...]
When my car acts up, I try to ignore it, hoping it will fix itself. (and it sometimes does!) The driver of this car shares my sense of optimism in spades. I hope it works out for him...
Interesting video of jungle based cocaine factory.
Holy shit, this is intense. It takes Al Jazeera to do some real journalism in the US. Kinda makes you wonder if American media institutions get stuff like this on tape all the time, but "filter it out" before it makes to to the end-consumer. (more…)
It was so painful to watch I actually stopped breathing for a moment... Ugh.
Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 - July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed McConomy Auditorium. In his moving presentation, "Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams," Pausch talked about his lessons learned and gave advice to students on how to achieve their own career and personal [...]
“They’re lying. Diebold is lying. There is no system electronic in the world that cannot be hacked. I’ve spent my entire life building or hacking electronic systems.”
The whole thing baffles me... What's the benefit of electronic voting machines? It's convenience, and speed of tabulation. We (at least our media) are obsessed with having results the night of the election and having it over with. All so that the news networks can donate an entire day to watching the results come in and announce it that night [...]
Lawrence Lessig, a respected Law Professor from Stanford University told an audience at this years Fortuneâ€™s Brainstorm Tech conference in Half Moon Bay, California, that â€œThereâ€™s going to be an i-9/11 eventâ€ which will act as a catalyst for a radical reworking of the law pertaining to the Internet.Lessig also revealed [...]
A law school professor and former criminal defense attorney tells you why you should never agree to be interviewed by the police. In part 2 an experienced police officer tells you why you should never agree to be interviewed by the police. Part 2 after he jump... (more…)
Whoever decided to put the server room there is an idiot.
This "hack" has already been patched but the method is still useful to any good script kiddie. In fact, it's barely a "hack." You are only modifying the information being sent to a 3rd party that is used within a Facebook application. LOL. Personally, I don't want to be responsible for putting someone in a bad mood.